Life is good right now for five-star point guard Ky Madden. The 6-foot-4 point guard is amongst the top floor generals in the country, and along with having an excellent junior season he is hearing from many of the top schools in the nation.
As Madden continues to grow as a basketball player, he says he is getting more and more comfortable becoming a pure point guard. With his team advancing through the playoffs, Madden, who has always been a good scorer for a lead guard, is averaging over eight assists per game and is leading his Lepanto (Ark.) East Poinsett County team.
"My junior season has been going good," said Madden. "We are 22-2, and I think I have been playing pretty good at the point guard and getting my team involved."
College coaches are definitely taking notice. Coming into the year Madden had offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Florida, Kentucky, Memphis, and Ole Miss. However, now more schools are beginning to throw their hat in the ring.
"Recruiting has been going good. I recently got calls from Marquette, Georgia Tech, and Mississippi State," Madden explained. "Those are the latest three schools to get involved."
While Madden has been busy with his own games, he has had a chance to make a pair of unofficial visits this year. He visited Memphis when they hosted Tennessee, and also he took in Ole Miss for their game against Mississippi State.
About the Memphis visit, Madden said, "I thought it was real crazy. I liked how the fans got involved in the game and just how loud they are."
Madden was also impressed with what he saw from the fans and the team at Ole Miss.
"The fans were really into it there as well," Madden explained. "I liked it a lot."
Along with those schools, Madden is also very familiar with the hometown Arkansas Razorbacks. Arkansas already holds a commitment from his AAU teammate, Aaron Ross, and they are trying to get Madden to join in.
"Arkansas and I have a good relationship," said Madden of the Razorbacks. "They call me and my coach and we just talk. Right now that is pretty much it."
At one point in time Madden stated that Ole Miss and Arkansas led for his services, but he is now backing off those comments. He says that all the schools are even in his mind, and that he is going to make some visits after the summer and then go from there.
"I know I will make my decision after the summer," explained Madden. "I want to take all of my visits and see all the schools. I think I will take in those in September or October and make a decision after that."
Madden is currently seen as the No. four point guard in the nation and the No. 15 prospect overall.